Nimble Jack is one of those creations that must hit in a moment of joyous inspiration. He writes himself – frolicking from victim to victim, literally feeding off the madness he creates and spreads as he jumps back and forth between two worlds.
As our creators heighten the foreboding tension with Jack, Declan and Reece (our romantically involved heroes) are trying to find a semblance of normalcy in their lives after what seems to have been some terrible events from the last story arc. Jack seems to have a power that, when used, turns his body temperature down. My guess is when it gets too low, he stops living. (I have not read the two previous story arcs.) Only now, in this second issue, Nimble Jack has turned his focus towards them, at first playing little games. As his rampage accelerates, every time the story follows our hapless couple, you’re waiting for Nimble Jack to strike.
The grim, creative joy that Tobin and Ferreyra approach this material with is ferocious. If you need some good Halloween material to get into, this is one of the best horror comic books I’ve read in a long time.